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This collection contains items from the Smithsonian Field Book Project, an initiative to increase accessibility to field book content that documents natural history.
Topic: Natural history
Smithsonian Field Books
by Chase, Mary Agnes, 1869-1963
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restrictions: At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Botany at 202-633-0920 to make an appointment.
Topics: Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935, Botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
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restrictions: Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
Topics: Anthropology, Archaeology, Geology, Mayan art
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by Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935
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This field book consists of a specimen list of A. S. Hitchcock from collecting activities in Ecuador in 1923. The specimen list includes collector number (21467 to 22042); scientific name; and description including notes on locality, physical characteristics, abundance, etc. Localities include: Loja; San Lucas; Cuenca; Huegra; Baos; Quito; Mt. Chuniboraro [?]
Topic: Botany
Smithsonian Field Books
by Mann, William M., 1886-1960; Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986; Heinrich, Carl, 1880-1955
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restrictions: Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
Topics: National Zoological Park (U.S.), National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to...
Typescript copies of itineraries and narratives from Mearns's time in the Philippine Islands for military and collecting purposes, 17 June 1902 to 30 March 1907. These itineraries are typed copies of the handwritten itineraries in the same collection. Included are notes on birds, mammals, and other specimens Mearns collected or observed, including several bird lists, and measurements of some specimens. No collector numbers seem to be included. Also included is detailed surveyor data from...
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, Surveying, Philippines, Mindanao, Basilan, Apo, Mount, Malindang, Mount,...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937
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The botanical notebook (3 of 6) document Bohumil Shimek's work in Nicaragua, 1892-1893. The notebook covers specimens (287-525) and are divided by location, first half covers Ometepe (287-400), second half covers El Castillo de La Concepcin (401-525). Entries are headed by specimen number, and include detailed plant descriptions of parts (fruit, leaves), color, texture, structure, sometimes surrounding environment, terrain, nearby vegetation, and measurements. Includes some illustrations of...
Topics: Botany, Nicaragua, Ometepe, Isla de, El Castillo de La Concepci—n, R’o San Juan
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
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The field book and envelope of notecards document Edgar Alexander Mearns' collecting of mammals in Arizona. The catalog is indexed with page number. Pages are numbered. Entries are listed by type, and include citations for type description. In the back is a loose insert, table with extensive measurements. The envelope are headed with type, and lists field number, sex, adult, and date
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, Arizona
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Heller, Edmund, 1875-1939
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This folder includes miscellaneous notes by Edmund Heller. Many of the notes appear to have been made in the field, or contain field data for mammals collected in Africa. Locations in Africa include: Sudan, British East Africa (now Kenya), German East Africa (now Tanzania). Maps depict Kobus, Gazella, and white rhinoceros distribution. Includes several photocopied maps as well
Topics: Mammalogy, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan
Smithsonian Field Books
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Topics: Albatross (Steamer), Marine biology, Ichthyology, Marine invertebrates
Smithsonian Field Books
by Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840
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restrictions: Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
Topics: Ichthyology, Mollusks, Botany, Entomology, Herpetology, Mycology
Eugene Amandus Schwarz (1844-1928) was an important figure in American entomology, especially in the work of the United States National Museum and the United States Department of Agriculture. His papers concern the taxonomy and biology of insects, especially the Coleoptera, and include correspondence and diaries of Schwarz for trips to Florida (1876, 1919), Cuba (1903-1904), Texas and Arizona (1898 and 1901-1902), Guatemala (1906), Panama (1911); diaries and detailed letters listing itineraries...
Topics: EACP935, EACO26?EACO11, EACO26?EACO11, EACO26?EACO11, Entomology--Research, Beetles, Lepidoptera
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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This is a black-and-white photograph taken while Charles Branch Wilson worked at the Johns Hopkins University's marine laboratory at Port Antonio, Jamaica in 1897. The photograph depicts a field of pineapple plants (presumably a plantation) with two buildings and a windmill in the background. There are some other large trees visible, and a hill in the distance
Topics: Botany, Jamaica
Smithsonian Field Books
by Cooper, J. G (James Graham) 1830-1902
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Topics: Zoology, Botany, Geology
Smithsonian Field Books
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Topics: Albatross (Steamer), Marine biology, Ichthyology, Marine invertebrates
6 black-and-white photographs document Edmund Heller's field work during the American Museum of Natural History China Expedition, 1916-1917. There are descriptions on the reverse side of images. The prints are of Peking [Beijing]including Peking observatory, the Southeast Gate, Peking wall and the horse market, and candid images of individuals. For negatives, see Folder 51
Topics: American Museum of Natural History China Expedition, 1916-1917, China, Beijing
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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The field catalog documents the mammals collected by Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman in Arizona, California, Lower California, Mexico, July 17, 1902 - February 20, 1906. Includes multiple catalogs bound together; pagination restarts with each one. Entries cover USNM catalog number (non consecutive), specimen number (15358 - 19190), sex, name (scientific), locality, date, measurements (3 types), and remarks. Remarks include altitude, additional measurements, specimen condition,...
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, Mexico, California, Arizona, Veracruz, Baja California, Chiapas,...
Smithsonian Field Books
by Mann, William M., 1886-1960; Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
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restrictions: Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
Topics: Zoos, Zoology, Wild animal collecting
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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The volume documents the field work of Paul Bartsch on nudibranchs during the Philippines Expedition aboard the U.S.S. Albatross, as well as detailed field illustrations by Kumataro Ito [ , ]. Also includes news clippings. Inside the front cover is a poem by Bartsch,"count that day lost whose low descending sun finds no new nudibranch described, drawn and done." The illustrations were created on individual sheets of paper and pasted into the volume. They appear to be watercolor and...
Topics: Albatross (Steamer), Albatross Philippine Expedition (1907-1910), Invertebrates, Marine...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
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The itineraries, their revisions, and correspondence document the work of Waldo Schmitt during the Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955. The letter provides an overview of the expedition, including a description of staff members, their specialities, length of trip, prime objectives, and a list of questions about supplies and types of personnel needed. Locations include Sudan, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo. Itineraries sometimes include more than one town to be visited a...
Topic: Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition (1955)
Eugene Amandus Schwarz (1844-1928) was an important figure in American entomology, especially in the work of the United States National Museum and the United States Department of Agriculture. His papers concern the taxonomy and biology of insects, especially the Coleoptera, and include correspondence and diaries of Schwarz for trips to Florida (1876, 1919), Cuba (1903-1904), Texas and Arizona (1898 and 1901-1902), Guatemala (1906), Panama (1911); diaries and detailed letters listing itineraries...
Topics: EACP935?EACP130, EACO26?EACO11, EACO26?EACO11, EACO26?EACO11, Entomology, Beetles--Florida, Florida
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
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restrictions: Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
Topics: Anthropology, Archaeology, Geology, Mayan art
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
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This journal and register includes material on mammals of the Hudson Highlands and an index to all of the notes on birds; a list of specimens by label number and a chronological list of birds seen each day, 1874 to 1886. Mearns writes at the beginning of the journal that he will start with a list of labels of birds already collected, then will commence with listing birds seen every day since March 5 1874. The initial label list includes the following: locations, sex and age, scientific name,...
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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The field book documents Devra Kleiman's study of in India and Nepal, January 13 - February 3, 1984. Entry content varies. First entries describes travel details (method of travel, accommodations, etc.) and descriptions of interactions with colleagues. Others are headed with location and are made up of lists of animals observed (birds and mammals) with few details. Some are organized by time of day followed by description of observed behavior; sometimes list sex, quantity, and type (e.g....
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, India, Nepal
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
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The field book document Edgar A. Mearns' field work relating to the Mexican Boundary Survey, January 1892 - June 1893. The "Mammal Register" includes notes and a wide variety of lists and tables of information on specimens and observed birds and mammals. These are intermixed throughout the volume. Some lists include notes about habitat and preparation, others include varying amounts of measurement information. Notes on the inside front cover relate to computations, staffing (names),...
Topics: United States-Mexican International Boundary Survey, 1891-1894, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Botany,...
The 14 black-and-white photographs document Edmund Heller's field work during the American Museum of Natural History China Expedition, 1916-1917. There are basic descriptions on the reverse side of some images. Prints are of various Asian peoples including Burmese, Bhutanese, Tibetans, Lipchas and Nepalese. Subject matter includes Burmese tattooing, candid images of individuals, and mostly portraits of individuals in traditional dress
Topics: American Museum of Natural History China Expedition, 1916-1917, Asia
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Folder of field notes of Edgar Alexander Mearns (1856-1916), who was an army surgeon and a naturalist. These field notes were taken during a research trip to the Philippines, and focused mostly on birds. The notes, which are typewritten in black and red ink, include itineraries and data for several tours on duty to various parts of the Philippines, from June 17, 1902 to March 30, 1907. They mention places visited, people and animals encountered, incidents such as related to weather, and the...
Topics: Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916, Philippines, Birds--Philippines, Ornithology, Naturalists,...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Harrington, B. A; Heryford, N. H; Husted, Dayle N
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This record refers to 3 field books created for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program Southern Island Cruise 13, in 1966 on Palmyra Atoll. Envelope 1 contains a field book by B. A. Harrington that includes bird banding and returns data that includes band numbers (747-54101 to 797-27700), age, and sex. Envelope 2 contains a field book by N. H. Heryford that includes bird banding data (listing band numbers 747-54284 to 863-82300). Envelope 3 contains a field book by Dayle N. Husted that...
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology, Bird banding, Palmyra Atoll
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
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The diary of 1940 includes Waldo Schmitt's notes made on the Alaska King Crab Investigation, 1940 in the waters of Alaska. The notebook includes preprinted dates are often remarked. Some entries extend past the one page. Details included vary, but includes two types of entries. First is more narrative in structure and is a combination of personal observations of people interacted with and their families, remarks about best times to conduct research in Alaska, requests from colleagues, and...
Topics: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska King Crab Expedition, 1940-1941, Alaskan king crab, Zoology
The first of five diaries documents Waldo Schmitt's work in the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition to the West Coast of South America, 1926-1927. Dates cover August 16, 1926 - October 19, 1927. Entries are headed by date and journal style. They discuss personal and professional activities, accommodations, interactions with colleagues, locations traveled, stories about places visited; and samples and specimens collected. Locations are throughout South America. Includes...
Topics: Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition (1925-1927), Zoology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Bé, Allan W.H., 1921-1983
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Summary of data collected at each station number during each cruise from cruise 7-17. Data fields include the following: cruise and station number, coordinates, date, time, total time of tow (min), Depth of tow (m), vol. H20 filtered (m³), total plank. displacement vol. (ml), total plank. displacement vol. (ml/1000m³), total pl. forams, method of separation, date separated, date forams identified, temp (°C), salinity (0/00), O2 conc., and depth
Topics: Vema (Ship), Invertebrates, Marine biology, Marine biologists, Plankton, North Atlantic Ocean
restrictions: Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
Topics: United States Navy, United States Dept. of Agriculture, Tanager (AM-5), Tanager Expedition (1923),...
Smithsonian Field Books
by Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993
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restrictions: At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Botany at 202-633-0920 to make an appointment.
Topic: Botany
Smithsonian Field Books
by Gibbs, Robert H., Jr
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restrictions: Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
Topics: Entomologists, Entomology, Odonata, Dragonflies, Damselflies
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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This field book is part ot E. A. Schwarz's papers. Eugene Amandus Schwarz (1844-1928) was an important figure in American entomology, especially in the work of the United States National Museum and the United States Department of Agriculture. His papers concern the taxonomy and biology of insects, especially the Coleoptera, and include correspondence and diaries of Schwarz for trips to Florida (1876, 1919), Cuba (1903-1904), Texas and Arizona (1898 and 1901-1902), Guatemala (1906), Panama...
Topics: EACP935, EACP938?EACP935, EACP938?EACP935, EACP938?EACP935, Entomologists, Entomology--Research,...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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restrictions: Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
Topics: Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867), Invertebrates, Geology, Ornithology
This item is a loose leaf logbook comprised of worksheets for plankton analyses for Vema cruise. The worksheets record the following information, although not all fields are consistently populated with data: cruise, station, date, net in, net out, position, equipment, depth tow, type tow, M³ H20 filtered, displacement vol., Chaetognatha (species, #c, %s, #/10³M³, total chaets # supp.), and total zooplankton (group, #c, %s, #/10³M³, rank). Also included are notes on plankton observation...
Topics: Vema (Ship), Invertebrates, Marine biology, Marine biologists, Plankton, North Atlantic Ocean
Smithsonian Field Books
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restrictions: Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
Topics: Albatross (Steamer), Marine biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Heller, Edmund, 1875-1939
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This folder includes miscellaneous notes by Edmund Heller. Many of the notes appear to have been made in the field, or contain field data for mammals collected in Africa. Locations in Africa include: South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Uganda, and Kenya. Notes are on: reticulated giraffe and antelopes, including collected skeletons and skulls. Data sheets include the following fields: museum no., locality, sex and age, measurements, and other information. Also includes a...
Topics: Mammalogy, South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya
Smithsonian Field Books
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restrictions: Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
Topic: Zoology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
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Correspondence documents Waldo Schmitt's work with the Fish and Wildlife Service during their Alaska King Crab Investigation, 1940. Much of the correspondence is exchanged with staff of the Fish and Wildlife Service. Includes a list of Schizopods collected for accession number 157371, including location, numbers, depth, date and species; collected mollusks (number, location, and date); Barnacles (number and scientific name); transport issues; terminology for crab species; letters about and...
Topics: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska King Crab Expedition, 1940-1941, Zoology, Crustaceans,...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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This volume contains several catalogs of birds and mammals observed and collected in 1884 and 1885. Not all lists are chronologically in order: List of birds collected in Arizona Territory; Birds sent to Prof. Louis A. Berega (page 36); list of birds and mammals (and some diary information) from 17 March 1884 to 28 August 1885 in Fort Verde (currently Camp Verde), Arizona (this list is broken up by other notes and not in order), collector numbers 2644-4187 (birds) and 91-237 (mammals); Serpents...
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, Botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977
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The photograph album contains images documenting Waldo Schmitt's work during the Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955. Some images are duplicates of ones in the album or taken at the same time. They are not captioned, but sheets are numbered. Include images of expedition participants aboard boats collecting, at Egyptian ruins, wildlife at national parks, participants taking photographs, local officials, museum exhibit of Egyptian artifacts, dancers, large wildlife and terrain, and...
Topics: Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition (1955), Zoology, Congo, Democratic Republic of the,...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program; Gould, Patrick J; Shelton, Philip C. (Philip Clarence) 1937-
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The black and white photographs documents field work completed during the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program on Lisianski Island, 1966. Image captions include negative number, location, date, description, and photographer. Photographs were taken by Pat Gould and P. C. Shelton. Subject matter cover birds of various ages in habitat (Common Noddy Tern, Christmas Shearwater,Wedge-tail Shearwater, Albatross, Blue-faced Boobies,Hawaiian Noddy, Great Frigate bird) and vegetation (types)
Topics: Ornithology, Botany, United States, Hawaii, Lisianski Island
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Ulrich, Edward Oscar 1857-1944
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The volume documents field work of E. O. Ulrich in the Appalachian Valley, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908. Inside the front cover is an itinerary for travel June 1905. The notebook begins with a typed index listing location and page number. Entries are frequently dated and headed with location. They include a combination of geological sections, elevations with detailed notes, and narratives describing travel details and work completed. Also includes description of fossils present. . Includes numerous...
Topics: United States, Paleontology, Geology, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Bé, Allan W.H., 1921-1983
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This bound log book contains a hand plotted net calibration graph, some miscellaneous narrative notes, and almost daily data logs. There are three types of data sets recorded (not necessarily for each day). Calibration: distance towed, time up, Revs. up, time down, Revs. down, meters/sec vs. meters per revolution, M/S vs. M/R. There are also sets of data that record time net open, closed, vol. displ., vol. filtered. The third set of data is depth, time, vol. H20 filtered, displ. vol
Topics: Vema (Ship), Invertebrates, Marine biology, Marine biologists, Plankton, North Atlantic Ocean
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Topics: United States Dept. of Agriculture, Mammalogy, Mammologists, Ornithology, Botany, Animal tracks
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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Black and white photographs document terrain and wildlife on Jarvis Island, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1948 and undated. Images have captions on the reverse side; information varies, sometimes listing negative, location, dated, expedition information, photographer. Subject matter show beaches, individual and groups of birds in habitat (type listed), wreck of the vessel Amaranth, interior terrain, structures, chickens being transferred to Jarvis Island. Photograph sources include Department of Interior,...
Topics: Ornithology, Line Islands, Jarvis Island
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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This field book consists of the specimen list of A. S. Hitchcock from his plant collecting activities in British Guiana [Guyana] and the West Indies (including Trinidad and Grenada) in 1919 and 1920. The specimen list includes collector numbers (17436 to 17687); scientific name; and occasional notes on locality, physical description, other observations. At the end of the entries is a note reading, "Balance of this book not used. See Book 34 for next collections."
Topic: Botany
Smithsonian Field Books
by Chase, Mary Agnes, 1869-1963
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Topics: United States Dept. of Agriculture, Botany, Grasses, Reconstruction (1914-1939), Herbarium
Smithsonian Field Books
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Topics: Botany, Botanists, Grasses, Grazing, Agriculture
Smithsonian Field Books
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Topics: Albatross (Steamer), Marine biology, Ichthyology, Marine invertebrates
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schreiber, Ralph W
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The field book was created for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, April 25 - May 30, 1967. The field book by R. Schreiber relates to work on Christmas Island [Kiritimati]. Includes dated notes of bird and egg observations including a varying amount of information, usually type of bird, quantity, location, behaviors, sex, age. There is a large portion that documents data on eggs including measurements
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology, Kiritimati, Kiribati
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Hackman, C. Douglas; Clapp, Roger B
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The 33 black-and-white photographs document field work completed on Jarvis Island, June 1968. Sixteen photographs taken by C. D. Hackman show several Sooty Tern colonies, a group of 25-30 cetaceans off the coast of the island, several Red-tailed Tropicbirds on nests in vegetation (Lepturus) on the beach, a Red-tailed Tropicbird on nest in the interior of the island near vegetation (Sesuvium and Lepturus), a plaque commemorating a shipwreck on the island, vegetation (Sesuvium and Lepturus) near...
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, Line Islands, Jarvis Island
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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The envelope, loose black-and-white photographs, and album pages document field work completed during the Southern Island Cruise 1 on Howland Island, 1963. The images in the envelope have captions on the reverse side listing a combination of location, date (March 1963), cruise number, and possibly negative identifier. Subject matter shows island terrain (coastline), and close-up images of wildlife (birds of various ages, hermit crabs). Loose images have captions with similar information,...
Topics: Ornithology, Botany, Invertebrates, United States, Howland Island
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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A folder of banding forms, part of the field notes for the survey records on migratory birds specimens collected in Israel for the Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey.From the finding aid (SIA RU000435): "The Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey (PMS), a survey of migratory birds, their ectoparasites and the viruses they carry, was conducted in the eastern Mediterranean from 1966 to 1971. The primary PMS operation site was in northern Egypt. Surveys were also conducted in Cyprus and Israel. The...
Topics: National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, Ornithology, Bird...
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Topics: United States. Bureau of Fisheries, Fish Hawk (Steamer), Ichthyology
Smithsonian Field Books
by United States. Bureau of Fisheries
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Topics: Albatross (Steamer), Marine biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey
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Field book (divided in two folders for conservation purposes), of laboratory forms, part of the field notes for the survey records on migratory birds specimens collected in Uganda for the Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey. From the finding aid (SIA RU000435): "The Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey (PMS), a survey of migratory birds, their ectoparasites and the viruses they carry, was conducted in the eastern Mediterranean from 1966 to 1971. The primary PMS operation site was in northern...
Topics: Zehavi, Amots, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, Uganda,...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mann, William M., 1886-1960; Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
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The photograph album is a compilation of black and white images taken during the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937. Subject matter includes vegetation and an unusually large flower; local people working; village and rural scenes; village waterway crowded with boats; man working with snakes; Tai Thean Kew Chinese Girls Circus Truck; local temple (?); and a girl with poster of Dorothy Lamour "The Jungle Princess" movie poster....
Topics: National Zoological Park (U.S.), National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center; Gammon, Jennifer
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The notebook documents the field work of Jen Gammon in Ontario, Canada, during 1996. The volume covers observations relating to bird behavior including foraging. There are detailed notes in the beginning of the notebook listing types of information to record: foraging protocol as well as abbreviations for substrates, maneuver 1, maneuver 2, and tree types. Also includes a template for entries which includes: bird [behavior], #, date, location observer, habitat, canopy, plant, bird, perch type,...
Topics: Ornithology, Botany, Migratory birds, Canada, Ontario
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
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The photographs document Waldo Schmitt's work during the Smithsonian-Hartford West Indies Expedition, 1937, while in Saba. Some images are numbered, have descriptions, and some are duplicates. Subject matter includes stone structures (scenic lookouts); hillside and cliff vistas of coastline; views of bays from aboard ship; local inhabitants at work on beach; candid views of individuals; interiors of local sights; and street scenes
Topics: Hartford-Smithsonian West Indies Expedition (1937), Zoology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mann, William M., 1886-1960; Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
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The photograph album was compiled for Lucille Mann, and includes images taken during the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937. Compiler is unknown. Subject matter includes the Manns and others; Batak people; native dancing; agricultural fields; portraits of collected animals, reptiles, and amphibians; informal scenes of animals interacting with each other and people. There are several images of primates interacting with tigers. Some...
Topics: National Zoological Park (U.S.), National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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Diary documents William Dall's work in Alaska in 1873 while working for the United States Coast Survey (USCS). Entries are headed with the date, and are listed on the left hand side of the pages. Right hand side includes measurements, notes, of illustrations. Entries detail weather, temperature, barometric readings, tidal measurements per ten minute segments, collecting shell specimens, bird specimens, locations, interactions with participants and local residents. Locations include the coast...
Topics: United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Natural history
Smithsonian Field Books
by United States. Bureau of Fisheries
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restrictions: Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
Topics: Albatross (Steamer), Marine biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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The two envelopes of black and white photographs document field work completed during the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. The captions on the reverse side include a combination of description (type of bird, sometimes number,age listed in number of days old, sex), nest number, roll number. Subject matter include individual and groups of common noddies in habitat and eggs. Pictures often include a ruler to indicate size
Topics: Ornithology, United States, Kure Atoll, Hawaii
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935
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This field book consists of the specimen list of A. S. Hitchcock from his plant collecting activities in the West Indies and British Guiana [Guyana] in 1919. The specimen list includes collector number (16294 through 16840); scientific name; and notes that include locality information, abundance, physical description, etc. Locations include St. Thomas; St. Kitts; St. Lucia; and Georgetown (Guyana)
Topic: Botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center; Greenberg, Russell
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The volume documents the work of Russ Greenberg during December 1982 - January 1983. Entries are headed with date, and topic (aviary novelty, foraging, attraction, coconut neophobic), followed with lists of behaviors recorded with abbreviations, with information about time of day and bird characteristics. Location is unclear
Topics: Ornithology, Migratory birds
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program; Gould, Patrick J
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The black and white photographs document field work completed during the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program on Laysan and Lisianski Islands, undated. Photographs were taken by P. J. Gould. Photograph captions vary, including a combination of description, photographer and location. Subject matter coversHawaiian Monk Seals on beach, various types of birds (Blue-faced Booby, Noddy Tern, Laysan Teal, Laysan Albatross) in habitat. May include duplicates
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, Seals (Animals), United States, Laysan Island, Hawaii, Lisianski Island
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This field correspondence documents work completed during the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, March - April, 1963. Letters describe work completed, staffing, and logistics (supplies, schedules, itineraries, etc.). Also includes reports detailing bird banding efforts with overviews and some specifics on staff, sightings (both by staff and other individuals), and locations; also includes specimen lists. Locations include Kure Islands and Johnston Atoll, and Samoan Islands. Correspondents...
Topics: Ornithology, United States, Hawaii, Kure Atoll, American Samoa
Smithsonian Field Books
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restrictions: At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Botany at 202-633-0920 to make an appointment.
Topics: Botanists, Botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Heller, Edmund, 1875-1939
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The 3 black-and-white photographs document Edmund Heller's field work during the American Museum of Natural History China Expedition, 1916-1917. There are captions on the back of images. Prints are of terraced fields, a bridge over a river, Chinese temple, and city wall of Teng-Yueh, Yunnan, China. Photographs are credited to American Museum of Natural History, New York. Duplicate prints must be obtained from that museum
Topics: American Museum of Natural History China Expedition, 1916-1917, China, Yunnan, Tengchong
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Heller, Edmund, 1875-1939
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11 postcards were collected by Edmund Heller during the National Geographic Society Yale University Peruvian Expedition, 1915. Subject matter includes landscapes of Tiahuanaco [Tiahuanacu] and Lake Titicaca; portraits of Chaco and other Peruvians
Topics: National Geographic Society Yale University Peruvian Expedition, 1915, Bolivia, Tiahuanacu, Lake...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Kleiman, Devra G
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This field book contains notes from Kleiman's trip to Brazil from 15-27 March 1990. These notes document field research on black lion tamarins (blt) in the Morro do Diabo State Park. Kleiman provides a mostly narrative account of focals, observations, and playback studies. Many notes on the calls of blts. Notes on meetings and discussions with colleagues are also included. A note on the cover summarizing notebook content provides the following additional information. "Long encounters...
Topics: National Zoological Park (U.S.), Mammalogists, Lion tamarins, Wildlife reintroduction, Black lion...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956
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The black and white photographs and negatives were taken by Arno Brehme, and depict Paricutin Volcano, April 1943 - March, 1944. On the reverse side, photographs include a mixture of information, sometimes including the date, description, type of exposure, and vantage point. Subject matter includes lava and smoke emanating from the volcano (close and from a distance); slopes of volcano; Quitzoche ridge; birth and growth of the Zapicho flow; lava flows (including dates of flows); candid images...
Topics: Volcanos, Geology, Volcanological research, Mexico, Paricutín